Category Archives: lifeworks

A lot to contemplate

The Greeks – Aristotle no less than Plato – as well as the great medieval thinkers, held that not only the physical, sensuous perception, but equally man’s spiritual and intellectual knowledge, included an element of pure, receptive contemplation, or as … Continue reading

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Trade-offs of pluralism

What’s a polity for? Continue reading

Posted in free speech, Intrigued, Legalia, lifeworks, Political Matters, progressivism, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Secularism | Tagged | Leave a comment

Cliché

“It is a mark of education to abhor the cliché. The educated person, the cultured person, feels repulsed by the outworn attempts at expression that pervade kitschy art, radio hits, social exchanges, and campaign-trail patriotism.” Continue reading

Posted in Education, Intrigued, lifeworks, Literature, Virtue signaling

Liturgy, mimesis, humus

If there’s no formula for becoming holy, then how can you pull off a symposium on holiness? Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiology, Ecumenism, lifeworks, Liturgy, Orthodoxy, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Sacramental Tapestry

A real deal Christian on the left

Would that all become Orthodox Christians, but better by far to follow the Shane Claiborne path than to leave all semblance of Christianity. Continue reading

Posted in Evangelicalism, Free-range Christians, Intrigued, lifeworks, Political Matters, Religiopreneurs

The Ghost and his Lizard

This is Trump’s ultimate victory. Every argument on every topic is now all about him. Hating Trump together has become the ultimate bonding …. (David Brooks, Trump Has Made Us All Stupid) * * * I saw coming towards us … Continue reading

Posted in Bread & Circuses, democracy, lifeworks, Political Matters, Thrown down gauntlet

Book Report 2019

My best reads this year, with excerpts from the last. Continue reading

Posted in Built Environment and Infrastructure, lifeworks, Miscellany, Small is Beautiful, Transvaluation of Values

Donning the prophet’s mantle

Christianity Today, true to its founders, take a prophetic stance. Continue reading

Posted in Evangelicalism, lifeworks, Political Matters, Senate

Going gentle

Two blogs in particular are becoming my favorites. Continue reading

Posted in lifeworks, Political Matters

Framing a guilty President-Elect

A dialog between conservative lawyers, one certifiable Never-Trumpish, the other too new to me for me to say, on the FBI’s counter-intelligence investigation of the Trump campaign Continue reading

Posted in Intrigued, Justice, Legalia, lifeworks, Political Matters